CHICAGO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The countdown to Black Friday has begun and savvy moms are already strategizing on how to snag as many holiday gifts for as little money as possible. And it looks like they're in luck: all economic reports indicate this holiday season will be the best ever for shopping for steals, with Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Best Buy, Old Navy and other retailers already tempting consumers with outrageous deals. So Sittercity.com wants to offer parents some practical advice on how to get the most out of the biggest shopping day of the year.
Find a Sitter - Anybody who's experienced the frenzy of Black Friday knows that it's not the best place for little ones. To make sure you use your shopping time efficiently and get to the deals before they're gone, try hiring a Black Friday babysitter. Sittercity.com has more than a million caregiver profiles nationwide, with hundreds, if not thousands of ready and willing sitters in cities across the country. Hiring a babysitter to care for the children will also help parents keep holiday presents a secret until the big day.
Make a List - Assemble the family wish list and then look online or in your local paper to determine which retail stores are offering discounts on these products. Check out theblackfriday.com for a comprehensive list of retailer deals, including promotions from Toys"R"Us to Sears to Harry & David.
Prioritize - You're going to be competing with hoards of frenzied shoppers who will quickly gobble up deals. You might not be able to get everything on your list, so make sure you prioritize what presents you want to get first to ensure you maximize your savings and time.
Plan Your Route -- Every minute counts on Black Friday, so use a site like Mapquest.com to plan your route from one store to the next. If you're fanatical about getting to everything on your list, you might even want to make a test trek before the big day to make sure you're familiar with any construction sites, roadblocks or problem areas beforehand.
By planning ahead, savvy moms can make the most of Black Friday deals. Good luck!
Sittercity.com, the inventor of online caregiving, is America's largest and most trusted online source for babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, senior care, housesitting, housekeeping and tutoring. Sittercity has a network of more than a million caregiver profiles nationwide, and helps families and individuals across America find the perfect in-home care provider quickly, easily and safely. Sittercity's care seekers can use the company's four-step screening process, which includes checking references, reading caregiver reviews, conducting interviews and utilizing free access to background checks. Sitter profiles also come with photos, experience, training, safety skills, availability calendars, reviews and more. Sittercity's Corporate Program now serves a number of marquee clients, including Avon, MasterCard, FOX Networks, Pitney Bowes and Monster Worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site at http://www.sittercity.com.
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